Workshops

Get practical strategies for addressing common teaching challenges and learning opportunities.

Our one-hour sessions cover diverse topics and effective best practices for teaching and learning through engaging presentations, small group discussions, and self-reflection activities. 

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April Workshops

 

In this session, faculty will hear about best practices for collecting artifacts, tips for organizing and presenting their accomplishments, and must-have items to include in promotion portfolios.

Date:

Friday, April 5
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Vanessa Pitts Bannister, Ph.D. | Department Chair, Secondary Education, FAMU College of Education
Link: Register

 

Tenure, Promotion, Post Tenure Review, and a number of other applications are now being submitted via Interfolio. Join this session, led by one of our University Case Managers, to learn how to save documents and assemble application materials using Dossier and Interfolio.

Date:

Wednesday, April 10
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Errick Farmer, Ph.D. | Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences
Link: Register

 

Tenure, Promotion, Post Tenure Review, and a number of other applications are now being submitted via Interfolio. Join this session, led by one of our University Case Managers, to learn how to save documents and assemble application materials using Dossier and Interfolio.

Date:

Wednesday, April 10
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:

Zoom

Speaker:

Errick Farmer, Ph.D. | Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences

Link: Register

 

March Workshops

In honor of Women’s History Month, we spotlight the women in academia.

Join us for this in-person workshop in the TLC, where we will take your favorite word problem and convert it into a case study that will improve student learning and engagement.

Date:

Wednesday, March 6
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: FAMU Teaching & Learning Center, located at
444 Robert and Trudie Perkins Way, Room 205
Speaker: Desmond Stephens, Ph.D. | Director for Faculty Development
Note: Please bring your two of your favorite word problems to the session!
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Since the launch of ChatGPT at the end of 2022, an arms race has developed between AI users and those who try to detect and discourage its use. Traditional methods for detecting and preventing academic dishonesty are powerless against AI cheating. In this webinar, I explain why we shouldn’t have much faith in technological solutions that are supposed to help us detect and prevent AI use by students. Instead, we should adopt a two-pronged strategy: (1) teach students basic writing skills with assignments that discourage the use of AI, and (2) incorporate AI into teaching writing and explore with students how to use it effectively and responsibly.

Date:

Tuesday, March 19
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Julia Staffel, Ph.D. | Associate Professor Philosophy, University of Colorado Boulder
Link: RECORDING

 

Join this hands-on workshop in which participants will explore some of the functionality of ChatGPT and ways they can enhance their assignments using AI.

Date:

Thursday, March 21
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location:

Hybrid Meeting Zoom & In-Person

444 Robert and Trudie Perkins Way, Room 205 (TLC)

Speaker:

Desmond Stephens, Ph.D. | Director for Faculty Development

Note:

Participants should have a free account with one of the AI services such as ChatGPT, POE, Google Bard, or Microsoft Bing.

Link: RECORDING

 

We are the foundation and greatest factor of any given community. To ensure longevity and stability of these communities we must rely on being able to engage in conversations that provide opportunities for everyone to feel, seen, heard and understood. To do this one must be intentional. This session will work to build the skills to truly have civil discourse.

Date:

Tuesday, March 26
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Nichelle Pinkney
Link: RECORDING

 

Join us for this Women Faculty Spotlight and hear from one of the university’s dynamic deans as she discusses her pathway to upper administration.

Date:

Wednesday, March 27
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Sarah Price, , Ph.D. | Dean, College of Education
Link:  

 

February Workshops

This month we will explore ways to develop research projects and publish pedagogical innovations that positively impact student learning.

In this session, participants will discuss the impacts of AI on education and how it will shape future pedagogical approaches.

Date:

Monday, Feb. 12
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Desmond Stephens, Ph.D. | Director for Faculty Development
Link: RECORDING

 

In this session, we will discuss the impacts of students’ prior knowledge on learning and ways to improve motivation by tapping into their goals, values, and expectancy.

Date:

Monday, Feb. 14
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Desmond Stephens, Ph.D. | Director for Faculty Development
Link: RECORDING

 

 

November Workshops

This month we will explore ways to develop research projects and publish pedagogical innovations that positively impact student learning.

Join the TLC for "SoTL Week" to explore the different aspects of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Discover strategies for creating studies based on your teaching innovations and ways to kick-start your writing.

Date:

Nov. 14 - 17
Time: Varies
Location:

Zoom

Topics:

Demystifying SoTL

RECORDING  

Transforming Teaching Into Scholarship

RECORDING

Igniting Your Writing (90 mins)

POSTPONED

Presenters:
Burcu Izci, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Research Programs/Services
STEM Center for the Advancement of Learning, Achievement and Research
 
Elise Simmons, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Research Programs/Services
STEM Center for the Advancement of Learning, Achievement and Research

 

October Workshops

This October, we will delve into various educational technologies designed to enrich student learning. Topics will encompass Adobe Express, iPads, Swift, as well as mobile and web-based tools tailored for formative assessment.

Join our interactive, hands-on workshop to explore how students can harness the power of Adobe Express. In this session, you’ll learn to develop Express pages and investigate creative ways your students can effectively use this tool.

Date:

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:

Hybrid Meeting Zoom & In-Person

444 Robert and Trudie Perkins Way, Room 205 (TLC)

Speaker: Mr. Eric Rowse | Senior Solutions Consultant
Link: RECORDING

 

In a sea of digital options, how do I determine which tools are appropriate for my courses? Since technology is not a replacement for sound pedagogical practices, alignment with the course learning outcomes is vital. During this session, faculty will explore eleven digital tools to promote student engagement in any course modality.

Date:

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:

Hybrid Meeting Zoom & In-Person

444 Robert and Trudie Perkins Way, Room 205 (TLC)

Speaker:

Jeremiah Shipp Ph.D. | Senior Faculty Development Specialist, Winston Salem State University

Link: RECORDING

 

Join our interactive, hands-on workshop to explore how you and your students can harness the power of the iPad to enhance learning and instruction.

Date:

Tuesday, Oct. 10
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location:

Hybrid Meeting Zoom & In-Person

444 Robert and Trudie Perkins Way, Room 205 (TLC)

Speaker: Amanda Orndorff, Ph.D. | Higher Education Leadership Executive
Link:

RECORDING

 

Join us for a comprehensive presentation on the services offered to students by the Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR). In this session, we will cover best practices for effectively communicating with students in your courses about specialized services, provide an overview of the different accommodation types available, and demonstrate how CeDAR's online management platform, AIM, can streamline processes for faculty.

Date:

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:

Zoom

Speaker: Mahabir Wooten & Reena Anthony | Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR)
Link:

RECORDING

 

Discover the power of coding without the jargon! In just one hour, "Crack the Code" unpacks essential coding concepts using relatable examples from everyday life, showcasing how coding isn't just for programmers. Get ready to unlock a world of creative problem-solving and innovation, no programming background required!

Date:

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:

Face-to-Face

Speaker:

Vanessa Coote, M.Sc. | Instructor and Program Coordinator - Computer Science
Department of Computer & Information Sciences

Link: RECORDING

 

Unlock the magic of Augmented Reality in education with AR.js, tailored for non-programmers! In this one-hour workshop, dive into the world of AR, learn to effortlessly create interactive AR experiences, and revolutionize your teaching with minimal code. Discover how AR.js empowers educators to seamlessly integrate augmented reality, bringing your lessons to life and captivating students in an immersive learning adventure.

Date:

Friday, Oct. 20
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:

Face-to-Face

Speaker: Vanessa Coote, M.Sc. | Instructor and Program Coordinator - Computer Science Department of Computer & Information Sciences
Link: RECORDING

 

 

September Workshops

In this month, we will explore best practices for developing winning tenure & promotion portfolios, along with ways to transform teaching and learning using artificial intelligence.

In this session, faculty will hear about best practices for collecting artifacts, tips for organizing and presenting their accomplishments, and must-have items to include in promotion portfolios.

Date:

Wednesday, Sept. 13
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Vanessa Pitts Bannister, Ph.D. | Chair, Dept. of Sec. Educ., Technology Educ., and Foundations
Professor and Coordinator of Mathematics Education
Link: POSTPONED

 

This workshop will cover the Interfolio platform interface and navigation, tips for uploading documents and developing well-structured packets, and strategies for creating competitive portfolios.

Date:

Thursday, Sept. 14
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker:

Errick Farmer, Ph.D. | Associate Dean School of Allied Health Services

Link: RECORDING

 

In this session, faculty will explore ways to improve their CVs to capture all their activities and ensure these accomplishments stand out.

Date:

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Marcia Owens, Ph.D. | Professor Environmental Science & Policy
Director, Center for Faculty ADVANCEment
Link:

RECORDING

 

In this three-part workshop series, new and adjunct faculty will be introduced to pedagogical best practices for active learning, assessment, classroom management, and engagement, strategies for teaching Gen-Z students, and important Canvas tips.

Date:

Sept. 19 - 20
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker:

3-Part Series: New and Adjunct Faculty

September 19

Teaching and Connecting with Gen Z

Jennifer Collins, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Freshmen Studies

September 20

Engaging Students Through Active Learning

Desmond Stephens, Ph.D. | Director for Faculty Development

September 21

Canvas Basics: Getting Started with Gradebook and Assessment

Marilyn Dickey, Ed.D. | Coordinator, Education & Training Programs

Link:

Recordings

Day 1 - Teaching and Connecting with Gen Z

Day 2 - Engaging Students Through Active Learning

Day 3 - Canvas Basics: Getting Started with Gradebook and Assessment

 

In this workshop, faculty will explore ChatGPT and utilize a structured prompting strategy to achieve desired results. They will also discuss some of the do’s and don'ts when using this Large Language Model and explore its limitations.

Date:

Monday, Sept. 25
Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Desmond Stephens, Ph.D. | Director for Faculty Development
Link: RECORDING

 

Join Damon Leverett as he discusses the impact of AI on pedagogy and student assessment, explores ethical considerations, and addresses AI limitations. This presentation includes AI examples, prompt development, and a discussion on intent-to-outcome limitations.

Date:

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Damon Leverett | School of Architecture and the College of Information at the University of Arizona
Link: RECORDING

 

In this session, Dr. Eidahl will provide examples of AI assignments in both undergraduate and graduate courses and discuss how he has changed assignments and assessments to help students leverage artificial intelligence and better understand its benefits and limitations.

Date:

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Kyle Eidahl, Ph.D. | Professor, History
Link: RECORDING

 

In this session, participants will see concrete examples of how students use AI to create, evaluate, and develop original products.

Date:

Thursday, Sept. 28
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Leon Williams | Visiting Assistant Professor, SAET
Link: POSTPONED

 

Large Language Models are requiring us to reconsider our pedagogies and the first causes that lie beneath them. This talk will consider these concerns, address past and future interactions with these technologies, and invite participants to reflect on how their practices can and must adapt to a future that will incorporate AI — whether we are ready for it or not.

Date:

Friday, Sept. 29
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Speaker:
Matthew M. DeForrest, Ph.D. | Interim Director of the Edward E. Crutchfield Center for Integrated Studies and Professor of English Director of the Andrew W. Mellon Establishing Cultural Studies Grant Johnson C. Smith University
Link: RECORDING